Jose Mourinho has finally gotten a job in England as a coach – but only for one game.
The former Chelsea manager has been named as the England coach for this year’s Soccer Aid charity match and will be assisted by Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce and well, singer Robbie Williams.
The Portuguese’s England side will take on a Rest of the World side managed by Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, his predecessor at Chelsea and potentially now his successor as Premier League champion.
And in typical fashion, the Special One doesn’t take his new job lightly, telling reporters he wants to win.
“I want to be the first one to win the Soccer Aid trophy for both teams, England and the Rest of the World,” said Mourinho, who won the match with the global side in 2014.
“Sam and I will make a very good partnership and it will be a great feeling for Claudio to finally lose a match! I hope the organisers can help me now with an English passport!” he joked.
The 53-year-old former Real Madrid and Inter boss, who has been heavily linked with the Manchester United job, will file out at Old Trafford for the match with the likes of Louis Tomlinson, Olly Murs, Jack Whitehall and John Bishop at his disposal against a Rest of the World team featuring Gordon Ramsey and Michael Sheen, among others.
The event, which takes place June 5, has raised over £17 million for Unicef down the years.
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